As you may have read already, my research group now has a name and a website. The folks at Soluciones GBH helped us put together what I think is a really useful platform for communicating who we are and what we are doing. If you missed the notice, come check us out:
What you most likely have not read about, though, are the details of the platform. So for those interested in the slightly more technical details, here is some information on that front:
The whole thing is powered by WordPress Multisite, which used to be a project separate from the main WordPress development, but has been integrated as a feature of the core WordPress (WP). We have custom post types for the different elements of the main site (publications, projects, researchers, etc.) and taxonomies to help organize and link them together. Consequently, adding a new paper is as easy as writing a new blog post, and all links to the pertinent projects and researchers can be made from that same interface.
For internal usage, each one of us has a WP site under the multisite, which we use as a notebook on which to jot down ideas and share research findings internally. Any post from any one of these blogs can be cross-posted to the main site, to facilitate sharing those ideas with the public when appropriate. We also have one more site dedicated to more casual collaboration, in which we use the pretty nifty P2 theme. So far, that feels like having our own internal Twitter platform, without the 140 character limit.
And that’s it. I hope you visit us often to learn more about what we are doing.